In our January 2022 update, we discussed new federal requirements that group health plans should pay close attention to in 2022.  The sponsor of a self-funded plan will need to work closely with its legal counsel, benefits consultant, and administrative services only (ASO) provider or other third-party administrator (collectively, TPA) to modify its plan design and administration as needed—particularly, with respect to medical surprise billing and related requirements under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA).  This update outlines contractual and procurement considerations that we are seeing clients confront as they respond to compliance and implementation challenges from these new requirements.  Read the full article.